Published by
Green, Victor Hugo, American, 1892 - 1960
Date
1953
Medium
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 3/4 × 5 × 1/8 in. (17.1 × 12.7 × 0.3 cm)
Description
A white, small 8vo, staple-bound booklet titled “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book” by Victor H. Green, with 84 pages of text, illustrations, and photographs. The front cover is an original pictorial wrapper showing Union Station in Washington, D.C., printed in a green tint. On the cover, the title, printed in two lines with two different fonts, appears at the top: [The Negro Travelers’ / Green Book]. At the bottom left corner within a green lined textbox is [Carry Your / Green Book / With You / You May / Need it.]. To the bottom left is black text reading [PRESENTED WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF / JAMES A. JACKSON and WENDELL P. ALSTON / THE ESSO MEN / THE ESSO BUILDING / 15 WEST 51STST. NEW YORK 19 N. Y.]
The back cover is bordered at the top and bottom of the page. At the top is green text reading: [Prestige and Influence / Are the Green Book Assets / in which our Advertisers Share] followed by an illustration of a skyline with an airplane. The text continues, in black, reading: [COVERAGE / Meaning The Percentage Of The Countrys Homes and Business / Places In Which The GREEN BOOK Is Used, Is The Most / Valuable Ingredient We Offer / The Negro Travelers (green text) / GREEN BOOK (green text) / Covering The United States Like a Blanket (green text)]. This is followed by a short black line, where black text continues [This copy of The Green Book is prepared exclusively for the / Esso Standard Oil Co. Extra copies for your friends can be had / by sending for our Regular Edition at $1.25 per copy. Order / direct from publishers. / Victor H. Green & Co., (bold text) Publishers / LEONIA, N. J.].
The content of the book is organized by U.S. states, then countries, subscriptions, and advertisements. Photographs printed include Esso service stations and views of places listed to visit.
Place printed
Leonia, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Type
pamphlets
Topic
Advertising
Barbershops
Beauty salons (Beauty shops)
Cooking and dining
International affairs
Nightlife
Recreation
Segregation
Transportation
Travel
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2021.37
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5df3ff262-a9db-4155-8d68-99c074eb28c3

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